"Slow food" sounds like food that takes a long time to cook or produce. On the contrary, it is not a method or concept of preparing food but a "movement" gradually gaining momentum across all parts of the world. It is the opposite of "fast food" - a paradigm shift in eating.
Slow food is a result of people up in revolt against growing obesity and its costs in the real world. For example, the money incurred by USA on obesity and similar medical problems is higher than the turnover of the total fast food industry in the country.
Taking this into account, the ITC hotels are promoting organic foods. During the days of this festival, food-lovers can incorporate organic ingredients into their ordered menu. The food items are prepared with organic vegetables, and added ingredients too are organic, such as salt, sugar, jaggery, oil, flour and spices.
Slow food advocates use of local ingredients grown naturally and organically. It promotes preserving and promoting local and traditional food products, along with their lore and preparation. It also involves organizing celebrations of local cuisine within regions, promoting "taste education". Slow food strongly lobbies against the use of pesticides and any chemicals.
It is difficult to gauge the extent of the success of the slow food movement, considering that most of the people are not aware of this school of thought. It has contributed to the growth of health concerns in most parts of the world, but not in India as yet. Slow food is slightly expensive in terms of prices, but the benefits are far reaching and absolute. Slow food is the way our ancestors lived... healthy now and forever.
Please contact the hotel at 2340-0132 for further details.